Vandenberg AFB successfully launches ballistic missile test early Wednesday morning

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UPDATE (8/11): The launch was successful.

(8/10): BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Vandenberg Air Force Base is set to launch a missile test early Wednesday morning.

Officials at Vandenberg say a test launch for an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile Minuteman III is set for launch during a six-hour window between 12:51 a.m. and 6:51 a.m. on Aug. 11.

Vandenburg says it will launch the Minuteman III from underground silos, to show the readiness of U.S. Nuclear forces and show their effectiveness. This is the first Minuteman test launch attempt since a test launch was aborted in May.

Following the test you may see a rocket exhaust trail during the early morning hours.

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